Which dinosaur was a real “bonehead?”
If you guessed the Pachycephalosaurus (pronounced Pack-ee-seff-ah-low-sore-uss), you are right!
This dinosaur is known for its colossal domed-head. Its thick noggin measured up to 10 inches thick (human skulls are only about 7.1 mm thick).
Let’s discover more fascinating facts about this bone-headed dino!
Did you know?
- The Pachycephalosaurus was a herbivore (only ate veggies)
- Its name means “thick-headed lizard.”
- Scientists believe that their thick skulls were used in headbutting courtship challenges. Goats and deer perform this ritual today.
- The cousin of this dino has the longest name; Micropachycephalosaurus.
- Pachycephalosaurus shared the same territory with T-Rex. They both lived 65 million years ago in western North America during the late Cretaceous period.
- This dinosaur could reach lengths up to 16 feet and weigh in at 1,100 pounds!
What do you think of this dome-headed dino? Leave us your thoughts or questions in the comments section!
Be sure to check out more dinos in the coming weeks.